We are pleased to announce the publication on CD of the long awaited Stow Monumental Inscriptions.
The CD contains transcriptions of the gravestone inscriptions and photographs of all the stones, 671 in total in both the old churchyard of St. Mary's of Wedale as well as the new cemetery. All are indexed by surname, first name and date of death.
Additionally there is included in the publication a list of the Parishioners of Stow in 1530, the 1694 Hearth Tax, the 1798 Militia List, the 1801 population list (1380 individuals) and an 1830 list of families with burial plots in the Old Churchyard; also details of War Memorials, Rolls of Honour and ministers down the ages.
There are also some fine photographs of the Church and Churchyard including an early etching and quite a bit of general historical background.
An absolute must especially for anyone with a connection to the Parish or just an interest in local history.
The price is £10 plus postage. To order contact our Sales Convenor, Mary Thomson (go to Contacts and scroll down and complete 'Order for Publications')
The Society is very indebted to all who assisted over the years including the late Nancy McLaughlan, Fay Mackay, Gwen Stein and Elma Fleming.
There are more than 450 different surnames included in the inscriptions on the gravestones, and they are:
Adam, Adams, Adamson, Addison, Affleck, Agan, Ainslie, Aitchison, Aitken, Allan, Alston, Amos, Anderson, Angus, Archibald, Arkwright, Armstrong, Backworth, Baillie, Bain, Balfour, Balmer, Barker, Barnet, Barr, Bartley, Bathgate, Beattie, Begbie, Bell, Bennet, Bennett, Bentley, Beresford, Billam, Bird, Bishop, Black, Blackie, Blaikie, Blair, Bleckie, Boog-scott, Boyd, Bradley, Braid, Brockie, Brodie, Broomfield, Brotherston, Brotherstone, Brown, Brownlee, Brunton, Bryce, Brydon, Burrell, Cairns, Calderwood, Cameron, Cannon, Capp, Carruthers, Carter, Charters, Chase, Chisholm, Clapperton, Clark, Cockburn, Colmer, Colston, Conkie, Cook, Cooke, Copeland, Cormack, Cossar, Cowe, Craig, Craise, Cran, Cranston, Crawford, Crosby, Crozier, Currie, Dagg, Dalgleish, Dalgliesh, Dalziel, Darling, Davidson, Deane, Denholm, Dick, Dickie, Dickson, Dobson, Dodd, Dods, Doig, Donaldson, Doogan, Dornan, Douglas, Dougle, Duff, Duffes, Dun, Duncan, Duncanson, Dykes, Easton, Eckford, Ede, Edgely, Elder, Elliot, Ellis, Fair, Fairbairn, Fairgrieve, Ferguson, Finch, Finnigan, Fleming, Flinn, Ford, Forsyth, Fortune, Fowler, Fraser, Frier, Fyffe, Gamble, Garrett, Garvie, Gauld, Geddes, Gentles, Gerrard, Giblett, Gibson, Gillies, Gilroy, Gladstone, Glenney, Glover, Goodfellow, Goodwin, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greenfield, Greenlaw, Greenshields, Gresson, Guthrie, Haig, Haliburton, Hall, Halliday, Hannah, Hardie, Harper, Harvey, Hastie, Hay, Hayes, Henderson, Hendrie, Hendry, Henry, Herbert, Heriot, Herkes, Hermiston, Hewitson, Hill, Hilton, Hislop, Hog, Hogan, Hogarth, Hogg, Hope, Horsburgh, Hossack, Houliston, Howden, Howey, Howieson, Hume, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Hush, Hutchison, Hyslop, Inglis, Ireland, Irvine, Irving, Jack, Jackson, Jaffray, Jamieson, Jeffrey, Johnston, Johnstone, Joyce, Jude, Kay, Keddie, Kellett, Kellie, Kelly, Keppie, Kerr, Kidston, King, Kirkpatrick, Knight, Knox, Laidlaw, Lamb, Lambert, Lappin, Lauder, Law, Lawson, Leadbetter, Lee, Lees, Leitch, Leithead, Lewis, Liddle, Lidgate, Lindsay, Linton, Lister, Little, Lloyd, Lofthouse, Logan, Lothian, Loue, Lough, Lowe, Lumsden, Lunn, Lyall, Macdonald, Mackay, Macmillan, Macvicar, Magee, Mair, Mallen, Malley, Malloy, Malpas, Mann, Mare, Marr, Marshall, Martin, Mather, Mathers, Matheson, Mavin, Mcadam, Mcarthur, Mcbeath, Mccairney, Mccall, Mccartney, Mccombie, Mcdonald, Mcginn, Mcglasson, Mcintosh, Mcintyre, Mciver, Mclauchlan, Mclaughlan, Mclaughlin, Mclean, Mclennan, Mcleod, Mclintock, Mcmurchie, Mcnab, Mcquat, Mein, Melrose, Menzies, Mercer, Messer, Metcalf, Middlemas, Middlemass, Middleton, Miles, Millar, Miller, Mills, Milne, Milroy, Minins, Minto, Mitchelhill, Mitchell, Moffat, Monro, Muir, Mullins, Muncaster, Munro, Murray, Myles, Nash, Neil, Neill, Nichol, Nisbet, Oliver, Ormiston, Ovens, Pate, Paterson, Paton, Patterson, Paxton, Pew, Picton-phillipps, Pittendrich, Porteous, Preston, Pretsell, Pringle, Proven, Pryde, Purdie, Purves, Purvis, Rae, Raeburn, Ralston, Ramage, Ramsay, Rathie, Redpath, Reid, Rennie, Renwick, Riach, Richardson, Riddell, Ritchie, Robertson, Rodger, Rodgers, Ross, Rouse, Russel, Russell, Rutherfoord, Rutherford, Sanderson, Sandilands, Saunders, Scott, Shaw, Shell, Shepherd, Shiels, Shillinglaw, Shortreed, Simpson, Sked, Slater, Smail, Smart, Smeal, Smellie, Smibbert, Smibert, Smith, Sommerville, Spence, Sprott, Stavert, Steele, Stein, Stenhouse, Stephen, Stevenson, Stewart, Stirling, Stoddart, Storie, Stuart, Swanston, Swinton, Sword, Symons, Tait, Taylor, Telfer, Tennant, Thin, Thompson, Thomson, Thorburn, Tillie, Tinlin, Torrie, Tough, Trotter, Turnbull, Turner, Tweedie, Utterson, Waddell, Wadderston, Waldie, Walker, Walkinshaw, Wallace, Ward, Wardrop, Warner, Watherston, Watson, Watt, Waugh, Webster, Wedderburn, Weir, Welch, Welsh, Wetherston, Whellans, White, Whitehead, Whitson, Whittle, Wight, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Willens, William, Williamson, Wilson, Winter, Witherspoon, Wood, Woolley, Workman, Wylie, Wyllie, Yellowlees, Young, Yule.